arch and capitals


January 1906, Tunisia
Mosque at Kairouan
design: L. Dumoulin

I wonder where is the origin of this capital decoration… it could be influenced by the Greek capitals brought to North Africa during the Roman era, or the Fatimid Caliphate built in the 11th Century, in a style originating from Egypt? These images show us the variety of time and origins. I wish to visit there, if non-muslims are allowed to enter?


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